Engrossed by the stunning coral reefs around Koh Toa, and the development in recreational scuba diving, some companies started a diving businesses on the island. These enterprises in turn developed resortsfor their clients, and over the years quite a few of these places changed into a quite luxurious.
Surrounded by crystal clear waters, Ko Tao evolved in the grown into a scuba diverstop destination in Asia.
A culture shock to many, but generally the island reacted with a passion to these new visitors, over the following months much change has taken place, new resorts, with more facilities, a new array of restaurants offering different food from all over the world.
Every now and again progress can be a wonderful thing, fortunately Ko Tao has kept its chilled atmosphere, ]it is,it's] still nigh on impossible to find a crowded beach.
Not like a few years ago, guests can find now everything from cheap straightforward wooden bungalowswith thatched roofs to graceful up-market places with private swimming pool and facilities.
Local fishermen and farmers realised that major business people from other places were developing their islandto accommodate to the needs of all these new customers and they too, quickly began to open their own businesses to fulfill all the customers demands.
Kho Tao's climateis the whole year beautiful. Nice weatherdays and a nice ocean breeze nearly everyday. The best time for a visit, late December to late of March is the perfect vacation islandexperience.
Straight after the horrible events of the December 2004 Tsunami, the type of visitors coming to Ko Tao have changed, previously it had been a Mecca for back packers, young travellers along their way North to Bangkok and beyond.